StartUp Saturday alumni Philip Crilly has just completed his 12-week start-up challenge, and he wrote all about his progress for us on the Enterprise Nation blog. But, even though his 12 weeks are up, Philip’s not quite finished – he wanted to share with you the steps he took over 12 weeks to take his gluten-free granola from drawing board to launch. Here’s part 1 of Philip’s ’12 steps for 12 weeks’.
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Vonage, the VoIP (Voice over internet protocol) provider, is offering Enterprise Nation Club members a fantastic deal of a separate business phone line, installed for free., plus a variety of other benefits. Read on to find out about the offers.
Branding is important for every business, but none more so than those in the fashion industry. In this extract from her book Design Create Sell, Alison Lewy looks at how fashion businesses can create a strong brand and USP.
If you’re looking for ideas, inspiration, information and contacts to help bring your digital marketing bang up to date, there are plenty of events to attend throughout the summer. Social media consultant Alison Battisby has picked out her top five for Enterprise Nation readers.
We know that the whole of the UK is buzzing with great business ideas but sometimes you need a little information, direction and inspiration to help you make the leap from idea to enterprise. That’s why we’re taking our popular StartUp Saturday classes to seven cities across the UK over the next six months, so we can reach as many would-be entrepreneurs as possible throughout the UK by the end of 2013.
StartUp Saturday alumni Philip Crilly is sharing his progress with Enterprise Nation readers as he seeks to get his gluten-free granola business Eatibbles launched in just 12 weeks. It’s week 12, the end of the challenge – the business is launched, the new branding is ready, the website’s nearly there Philip is ready to go.
In her weekly post, Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones observed a shift in focus for start-up support and picks out two key recommendations from Lord Young’s Growth Report that she thinks could really make a difference to growing enterprises.
Speed networking over a business breakfast? At IKEA? Why not? That’s what’s on offer at the Big Breakfast events held in association with Enterprise Nation partner IKEA Business at its London stores over the next two months.
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We’re pleased to welcome information technology company HP to the community of partners offering great deals and support to Enterprise Nation Club members. Find out what they’re offering Club members.
Of all the UK’s myriad taxes, VAT is one that affects us all, but as a small business owner it can cause a great deal of uncertainty. In this extract from her latest book Very Awkward Tax, Emily Coltman looks at getting your small business VAT registered.
Food in the Hood, a mobile food company that prepares, cooks and sells home style meals from a van, is the second business to be featured on Enterprise Nation and Crowdfunder’s new crowdfunding channel. Founder Annette Currie is looking for £3,000 investment to help her get her ‘not-just-for-profit’ company on the road. Annette, who came up with the idea and built the business while on maternity leave, answers questions from our own Lorna Bladen about her plans for the business and what she’s going to do with the £3,000 she’s hoping to raise.
In this week’s #TechTuesday, Enterprise Nation editor Simon Wicks offers a guide to the contents of his ‘office-in-a-bag’ that he takes with him when working out of home – and asks for your recommendations, too.
Nowadays, we have a plethora of communication tools available to us, from email to SMS, and between them they’re transforming the way small businesses operate. Our first Quarterly Survey revealed that we’re using email as our primary communication medium with customers, colleagues and contacts. But what of videoconferencing?
Enterprise Nation editor Simon Wicks kicks off a series of posts looking at the results of our inaugural Quarterly Small Business Survey by asking whether we really understand what a small business is in the first decades of the 21st century.
Co-working – working independently in shared spaces – is becoming more popular as tech enables us to become more independent by operating wherever, whenever. ‘Digital nomad’ and blogger George Lewington looks at the pros, cons and opportunities available in our growing culture of co-working.
As our 12-week start-up challenge blogger Philip Crilly can attest, we’re seeing a surge in food and drink-related start-ups. Insider Trends founder Cate Trotter takes a look at how three reveal that small food enterprises are learning to deliver more with less.
StartUp Saturday alumni Philip Crilly is sharing his progress with Enterprise Nation readers as he seeks to get his gluten-free granola business Eatibbles launched in just 12 weeks. In week eleven, Philip is starting to feel the deadline pressure – but he’s nearly there!
Enterprise Nation editor Simon Wicks continues his look at the results of our inaugural Quarterly Small Business Survey with a review of what the UK’s emerging enterprises had to say on sources of funding, revenue from trading and their growth plans and argues that we need to radically rethink the large scale support we’re offering to these businesses.